Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page
Despite the occasional moment of breathtaking implementation, though, Splashdown feels like it's not quite out of beta yet. There are a considerable number of typos, and sloppy formatting is rampant, especially when it comes to the robot companion's random dialogue. In addition, I encountered a few minor bugs and glitches here and there. I hope very much that the author takes reviews and feedback to heart and releases a post-comp edition of this game. With some polish, I think it could be a really fun Infocom-style ride.
See the full review
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 3
Write a review
Strongly reminiscent of the Infocom titles "Planetfall" and "Suspended", "Splashdown" left me feeling vaguely unsatisfied at its end, perhaps because the evocation of those classics set my expectations too high.
Then again, maybe it's just because, as an IF Comp entry, this game is designed to be solved in about two hours. This piece is definitely in the "text adventure" category, and there's a limit to how much a puzzle game can achieve in the framework of an IF Comp entry's proscribed length. "Splashdown" hits that limit and leaves me wanting more.
Overall, this game was enjoyable, with many moments of discovery and interest. If it were expanded to a "feature-length" game, I would definitely revisit it.
A challenging and intricate old-school sci-fi game. , February 3, 2016
I played for about 10 minutes without the walkthrough, but a power countdown was stressful, leaving (it seemed) little room for error.
It wasn't bad, but I had some issues with guessing verbs and the aforementioned timer.
models. Great sidekick.
If you enjoyed Splashdown...
Related GamesPeople who like Splashdown also gave high ratings to these games:
|Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian|
Average member rating: (109 ratings)
Step into the shoes of Mute Lawton, a lone cowboy who must stop an execution set to occur at noon by shooting his way past dangerous cyborgs and mutants in a post-apocalyptic western setting. (From the IndieGames.com review.) Gun Mute is...
|You Will Select a Decision, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy|
Average member rating: (40 ratings)
A pair of knock-off choose your own adventure books from Soviet-era Kyrgyzstan.
|Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold|
Average member rating: (79 ratings)
This is version 2 of this page, edited by Paul O'Brian on 7 April 2008 at 5:32pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item